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>> thanks for joining us on this holiday. busy day, folks. enjoy your holiday. good morning to our viewers in the west. it is monday, february 20, 2012. it is presidents' day. i'm charlie rose. rick santorum defends his controversial comments about president obama and his so-called phoniy y theology. and u.n. weapons inspectors returns to iran today as that country cuts off oil exports to the west. i'm gayle king. when i see you at 8:00, tyler perry was a major part of the whitney houston funeral. he also has a new movie coming out. he'll be here in studio 57. and we'll have an interview with american hero john glenn on the 50th anniversary of his historic space flight. i'm erica hill. a holiday weekend turns deadly for three skiers caught in an avalanche outside of seattle. also an inside look at a
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controversial new documentary about bill clinton, including monica lewinsky's major role in it. but first, as we do every morning, we begin with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. skiers. >> an avalanche claims the lives of three washington state skiers while a fourth cheats death. >> they took that risk, and we are aware of. >> it's about some phony ideal, some phony theology. oh, not a theology based on the bible. >> i have to ask you, what in the world were you talking about? >> rick santorum defends comments about president obama's beliefs. >> he says he's a christian. but i am talking about his world view. >> a new poll shows that president obama's approval rating has risen in recent weeks. says the president, keep talking, fell as. iran is lashing out over
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tough sanctions against its nuclear program. international inspectors are in tehran this morning to discuss the issue. >> it's not prudent at this point to decide to attack iran. the mid-atlantic has been getting pelted with snow. >> about 20 crashes on interstate 75. a small helicopter and a plane collided in southern california. both pilots walk away with only minor injuries. a swedish man is being rescued after being trapped in his snowed-in car for more than two months. >> all that -- >> how are you doing? >> that's my personal information. and all that mattered. >> how good is this? >> on "cbs this morning." >> people asking me, could anybody have written a hollywood script like this? and i say no, because it's never happened. but somebody will.
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welcome to "cbs this morning." we begin with campaign 2012, where the rick santorum bandwagon is picking up speed. the latest gallup tracking poll, republican voters find santorum leading mitt romney by eight points. >> over the weekend, santorum attacked president obama and the obama campaign hit right back. political correspondent jan crawford is in washington with more this morning. good morning. >> you know, for months, the obama campaign has been focusing its fire on mitt romney. they think he's going to be the republican nominee. but over the weekend, for the first time, the campaign took direct aim at that new front-runner santorum. hitting him hard for something he didn't really even say. campaigning in ohio, santorum was criticizing president obama's liberal environmental views. which he says hurts the american people. >> it's not about you. it's not about your quality of life. it's not about your jobs. it's about some phony ideal,
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some phony theology. oh, not a theology based on the bible. a different theology. >> reporter: but many in the media reported that santorum was somehow suggesting that the president wasn't a christian, and the obama campaign trying to type cast santorum as an extremist pounced. >> i can't help but think that those remarks are well over the line. it's wrong. it's destructive. >> on "face the nation" sunday, santorum said he wasn't talking about obama's religious faith, but his liberal ideology. >> i have repeatedly said that i believe the president is a christian. he says he's a christian. but i am talking about his world view and the way he approaches problems in this country, and i think they are different than the way most people do in america. >> in the past month, santorum has surged to the top of polls and now even leads romney in michigan, the state where he grew up. with front-runner status comes scrutiny from all sides. newt gingrich now trailing santorum and romney continued to
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blame his decline on the attacks directed his way, especially by those from political groups supporting romney. >> i think he has already damaged by the negativity of his campaign and the fact he is driving downturnout. i think for the general election that's not a very good sign. >> but now the man of the hour is santorum, he is getting huge crowds and a lot of enthusiasm. last night in georgia, thousands came to hear him speak and he talked about what's at stake in the election. he said america was facing challenges just as it did in world war ii. listen to what he had to say here. >> our closest ally, britain, was being bombed and leveled. well, japan is the route through southeast asia. and america sat in 1940 when france fell until december of '41, and did almost nothing. why? because we're hopeful people. we think, well, you know, it will get better.
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yeah, he's a nice guy. i mean, it won't be near as bad as what we think. you know, this will be ok. yeah. maybe he's not the best guy. after a while, you find out some things about this guy over in europe and he's not so good of a guy after all. but you know what? why do we need to be involved? we'll just take care of our own problems. just get our families back to work and our kids off to school, and we'll be ok. that's opposite the spirit of america. but sometimes, sometimes it's not ok. >> jan, is this a new santorum? or has he been saying these things all along and the campaign just getting new attention? >> well, that's a great question, charlie. i have seen a lot of people say that these are sharpened attacks, sharperned rhetoric. but we have been covering santorum for months, and this is santorum. these are things he really believes.
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he says what he thinks and he means what he says, and that's what voters are responding to. they see rick santorum as someone who is real, who is authentic, who they can trust, to say what he thinks. and so all of these attacks that we've been seeing recently directed at obama, the criticism he has been leveling at the president, he has been saying it for months and months and months because that's what he believes. and a lot of conservative voters, polls show, of course, believe that too. >> but he seems to use the word "theology" when he in fact says later he meant "ideology" and sort of transforming those two words. >> that's right. and bob schieffer really pushed him on that yesterday on "face the nation" saying do you think maybe you just used the wrong word? because theology to a lot of people means religion. and santorum actually didn't back down. and that's another thing. he does not back down. he says what he thinks. and then he keeps saying, yeah, that's what i think. he said, no, this is what i meant. >> jan, thank you so much. this morning, president obama's national security
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adviser is in israel for talks with defense officials as u.n. inspectors arrive in iran to discuss iran's nuclear program. meanwhile, crude oil prices hit a nine-month high this morning after iran cut off oil exports to britain and france. with us now to look at the tensions between iran, israel, and the west is a nuclear policy expert, state department adviser, and member of the council on foreign relations. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> tell me what you believe israel is planning to do and what are the difficulties if they do that. >> well, some officials in israel, particularly the prime minister, are urging a strike on iran by israeli aircraft. that's a "new york times" report this morning. this would be a very large and complicated and uncertain adventure. it would involve at least 100 airplanes, tankers. they'd have to dodge a pretty stout iran air defense network. and if they did hit the targets, as they probably could, it's
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uncertain whether they would do enough damage to actually do much more than delay the program for a year or so. that's why u.s. officials are in the region now. that's why you heard the chairman of the joint chiefs yesterday say that a strike would not be prudent, would not be a wise idea. they think a strike by israel would be large, complicated, and probably counterproductive. maybe accelerating an iranian nuclear program, not stopping it. >> and what the general said is it would be destabilizing. >> yes, an israeli strike would be the beginning of a large conflict in the region. it wouldn't be a quick end to this crisis. it would be the beginning of either a larger war or a large-scale containment effort to try to stop israran there wh they would undoubtedly do, which is race to build a bomb. and the oil prices would probably go through the roof.
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experts warn that oil could hit $200 or $300 a barrel, and that would have repercussions on an already fragile global economy. >> as you lay this out, the risks certainly seem to outweigh any potential benefit. yet is that enough to convince israel this may not be not only in their best interest but perhaps not in the best interest of the global community? >> well, you're also seeing many israeli intelligence officials and military officials take issue with the prime minister netanyahu. so you are seeing for example the retired head of mo sad, say that an israeli strike would be the stupidest thing he ever heard of. so you're seeing a pushback against this. but the hope is that the rhetoric you're seeing coming out of some israeli officials is really designed to stiffen western sanctions, western pressure against iran. and if so, it is being very effective because you're seeing sanctions go to unprecedented levels. we've never seen these kind of sanctions put on any country.
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they are already quite strong, and more to come. europe will end its purchase of iranian oil. and you're hearing talks that the international banking system might cut off iranian banks. this would be a crippling strike against the iranian country. >> so the question remains, how long is israel prepared to allow sanctions to work before it comes to the realization that decision time is now? >> i think you're going to see -- they talk about a window that they feel will open and close around april or may. so i think we'll get through march ok. but the more back and forth that these kinds of discussions, the national security adviser of the united states, tom donnell, has led a delegation to israel today, and you'll see the top intelligence official travel there later in the week, all aimed at calming israel, assuring them that we've got this, the pressure is going to increase. we're not ignoring this problem. >> joe, good to see you. thank you so much. >> thank you, charlie. we want to turn to that terrible skiing accident at a popular resort in washington
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state. three people died on sunday after being caught in an avalanche. nine others survived at stevens pass. it's about 80 miles northeast of seattle. bill whitaker is at the scene this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. and good morning across the west. despite warnings of high avalanche danger, skiers packed the slopes here hoping to take advantage of a long weekend and two feet of fresh snow. the skiers who died on this mountain were expert skiers, but no match for the extreme conditions here. the avalanche tore through pine trees, building up speed before burying a dozen skiers all on a back country run. >> those that aren't buried or those that were able to extricate themselves quickly immediately began their rescue mode looking for the other persons in their party. we do have three fatalities. >> reporter: cbs news has learned through the friends of the victims that they did include jim jack, a former extreme skier who judged free
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skiing computatioetitions aroun world. friends say he was making a video with chris rudolf, a marketing director for stevens pass ski area. a third man, john brennan, also died. another pro skier was saved by an avalanche air bag. >> it kept her atop the avalanche and basically saved her life. >> reporter: earlier this month, the same kind of gear saved professional snowboarder from an avalanche in colorado. >> and i see the ground in front of me ripple. it was just like the earth was breathing. once an avalanche has you, you're not going anywhere. >> reporter: she deployed an air bag as she was being swallowed up by a wall of snow. john swanson was snowmobiling in washington's cascade area when he was buried alive. >> i was getting suffocated face first in the snow. >> reporter: several friends dug frantically to free him. nationwide, there have been 17 avalanche deaths this season. one of the many triggers for an
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avalanche is a slick snow base caused by a warm winter like this year's. that can cause a newly fallen top layer of snow to slide right off it. many expect the dangerous conditions that led to this tragedy to continue throughout the spring ski season. a young snowboarder died in another incident at another ski resort here in washington state just yesterday when an avalanche knocked him over a cliff. now the victims in these two tragedies are were skiing out of bounds. that is, outside of the designated ski runs. >> bill, thank you. tens of thousands of people in the south have no power this morning after their first substantial snowstorm of the season. up to nine inches of snow fell in virginia, tennessee, kentucky, and north carolina. more than 350 traffic accidents were reported in virginia alone. and in northern tennessee, whiteout conditions caused a chain reaction pileup on sunday
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involving some 20 vehicles. one person was seriously hurt. a hearing is set this week for a virginia man accused of a terrorist plot to blow up the u.s. capital. authorities say he met with undercover investigators and repeatedly said that he wanted to kill as many people as possible. police say he was arrested friday in a parking garage near the capital carrying a gun and explosives that didn't work. the new york police department defended its monitoring of muslim student associations. the associated press reports that the nypd reached out to many colleges hundreds of miles from the city. john miller is a former fbi assistant director and head of the los angeles police department's counterterrorism bureau. john, good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> so tell me what this is about. >> this is about really a fairly new phenomenon in some respects in policing, which is what is the difference between investigation where you're
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trying to prove that somebody's committed a crime with the goal of arresting them and intelligence collection, where you're trying to assess where a threat may exist. and you're just gathering information on people. and this is a very touchy subject. >> and so what does the new york police department say it is doing and why? >> well, what the new york city police department says it was doing was, quoting now, trying to get a handle on the muslim students association and to justify that they rattled off a list of a dozen cases involving terrorist acts where the prime actors were members of the muslim students association. and you have people like mu tal ab, an war awlaki, who was a leader and a muslim student association. and more. what they said is they were trying to assess regionally what the threat was from that group or if there was one. >> the concern, john, has been
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that perhaps the nypd is overstepping their bounds in some way or are they being transparent enough. what's the finding? >> well, there isn't a finding yet because the transparency is a little opaque there. i mean, the fbi version of this is that, you know, you have an office of intelligence policy review with the justice department looking over your shoulder. you have the inspector general if they found a violation they would write a report and publish it. you have four or five congressional committees that could examine these things and are briefed on them regularly. the nypd has a panel with one external member and there isn't a lot of exposure to the public. >> is there a difference of opinion in law enforcement agencies as to whether they should be doing this? >> well, i think the jury is out on that one. the real question here is what are the standards. the federal standards are, we couldn't investigate anything either when i was in the fbi or
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the lapd where it was activities protected by the constitution. freedom of speech. you could say, i hate america, but you couldn't say i want to kill americans. and i think the jury is out on what the nypd's standard is on that, and that's what the continuing questions will be. >> thank you, john. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the world. in san francisco, a plane clip
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in the back court. the steal. the basket. >> lin sanity still in full effect here. over the weekend, he earned 28 points. they beat the defending champions. a last bit of love for jeremy lin. >> 6'3" dunk like that, the shots that he took, a three-pointer over one of the best players in the league. >> not too shabby.
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>> really showed he's got the stuff. >> he does. with us just ahead here on good morning. it is 7:26. hope you're having a good president's day. we will get the bay area headlines. there we go. a police shooting in east oakland. put a robbery suspect in the hospital overnight. an officer shot an armed man who ran from a traffic stop late last night. a second suspect got away. they are looking for that man. san jose investigators are looking into the cause of a two alarm fire, it burned a tattoo parlor on blossom hill road near the almedon expressway this morning. nobody was hurt but it may cause some traffic problems. and the next time caltrans plans to close the bay bridge it will be to send traffic on the new eastern span labor day 2013. the bridge is opening this morning because the week's work got done two days ahead of
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good morning. well, we are following a fatal accident. it happened in san jose, northbound 101, by capital expressway, and we do want to let you know the off-ramp is completely reopened. so everything is now cleared and the main lines of the freeway, northbound and southbound 101, are moving at the limit. and bay bridge, you may have heard frank say they reopened ahead of schedule at 7:15 last night. there are no delays across the upper deck. metering lights are still off. that is traffic. here is the forecast with lawrence. >> showers overnight. the roadways still a bit on the slick side. be careful. the rain is beginning to taper off just a bit as the storm system winds down. a lot of clouds still floating across our skies. still a chance we could see a couple of scattered light showers. temperatures by the afternoon with partial clearing, mainly in the 50s and 60s. much warmer weather toward the middle of the week. ,,,,,,,,
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going left. over the crowd. >> this is the shot phil mickelson may never forget. he missed the fairway and a fan had to lie very still until mickelson got there. luckily, he couldn't he could move the ball and play on from there. >> one of a controversial four-hour documentary on former president bill clinton airs tonight on pbs. >> one of the major themes called clinton, the monica lewinsky scandal and its aftermath. >> the allegations that the president had an illicit affair with a 21-year-old intern and then attempted to cover it up blasted through the white house today. >> caught unaware, clinton's cabinet members rush to his defense.
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>> i believe that the allegations are completely untrue. >> i'll second that. >> i was convinced that bill clinton had been set up. he's got all these enemies who are out to get him. he wouldn't be so stupid as to jeopardize his entire presidency. >> the director and writer, clinton is barick goodman. i'm pleased to have him here. tell me how you made the choices. here is a man with an extraordinary life and political life, monica lewinsky was part of it, but there also was an economic part of his administration, there was effort to deal with with terrorism. how does one make choices sm. >> it's hard. fortunately, we had four hours and we were able to cover a lot of that ground. the reason we focused 40 minutes of the program on the lewinsky scandal and the aftermath had to do with how it really brought
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all the protagonists together and revealed them in a profound way. clinton, hillary clinton, kenneth starr. the republican congress. it became revel torrey of their characters which is a major goal of these kinds of films. >> how do you explain that how bill clinton has emerged beyond the presidency even though you focused on that 40 minutes which he is around the world such an admired figure? >> clinton was always motivated by idealism, i think. that was the engine of his energy. i think now that he's been sort of shorn of the political part of his life, he doesn't have to wanl the battles to get re-elected. you see that idealism on display. he has had a remarkable post presidency. we don't deal with it in the film. you can say it's probably been the most successful in history. >> what question did you not find an answer to about this man? >> you know, the real conundrum of clinton is how such a
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brilliant man can do things like the monica lewinsky affair and others, how can such a sort of politically savvy person make these kinds of errors? and what i came to understand over the course of a lot of thinking and studying is that these two part of clinton are ir reconcilable. they're both part of who he is and they explain fundamentally what happened to him. you can't every resolve them and sort of explain how, put them together and integrate them into one thing. they both coexist in the same man. >> charlie touched on this a little bit off the top. what you decided to tutt in here. certain things have ramifications, the trade center obama, the rise of osama bin laden. terrorism in general. why not so much focus on those things sm. >> we do discuss the rise of al qaeda in the context of his decision to go after the terrorist camps in afghanistan. but there's a lot of -- you
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don't look at history from 20/20 hindsight. at the time clinton was probably out front of almost everybody else in terms of understanding the threat of al qaeda, of osama bin laden. fortunately, had a great national security adviser in richard clark who was pushing this. it's not a fair criticism of clinton to say why didn't he do more, understand more. he understood a lot. we cover that in the film. >> her question goes more to how much time did you devote to that in contrast to how much time you devoted to the monica lewinsky? >> exactly. >> in terms of the impact on the world and the impact on the united states? >> because we're not charged with understanding retrospectively from today's point of view. we deal with history as it is on american experience. these are historical documentaries. and at the time this did not consume a lot of president clinton tension or time. this is a fairly minor issue for him. we deal with the things he dealt with. >> but the decisions he made had
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consequences, more consequences than decisions he made about her. >> history take turns after the person is -- leaves office and it only retrospectively becomes clear that fairly minor events at the time this -- >> take a larger event which has to do with regulation of the banking and financial community. people will look back at that now and say there was a turn that led to some of the abuses that came later. >> that's a very good example. the repeal of glass eagle which had some ramifications today was not controversial at the time. it passed both houses by great majorities. clinton signed it. there was not a great uproar or battle over that issue. it's only in hindsight that we say, if he had done something else, some other outcome would have happened. what we're interested in in the film are those battles he waged at the time that consumed him, consumed the administration,
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the current president already has a place in history. we'll ask two of the presidential historians what president obama can learn from other presidents or needs to learn. and our republican candidate newt gingrich will be with us. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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♪ the real cosby show lasted for eight years and president obama wants four more years before historians talk about his legacy. this morning on president's day. let's get a progress report from two accomplished presidential historians. doug brinkley and doris kearns goodwin. goorn to both of you. >> good morning. we had this conversation about president clinton. you listened to that. >> i did. >> get a sense of how you assess and the way he put the lewinsky scandal. >> i'm looking forward to watching the documentary. pbs does a great job. you can't write about clinton without graping with the lewinsky -- it's the blue dress.
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not the thing that people want to see, that's a pity. there's so much in the presidency. the economy turned around and started humming. the fact that he -- the cold war well. jack kennedy could get away with an affair but by the time 1993 rolled around, from e-mails to a billion going around the world in an hour and the dna did him him in the end. >> doris, on this president's day, bill clinton? >> i think he's probably one of the most natural politicians we've had, much like theodore roosevelt. loved the job, loved being president. we have a sadness of the monica lewinsky thing comes in is the loss of time. time is the most valuable innth to a president. seriously, month and months were taken up which could have been put to something else that might have had the talent used for other part of our country's well-being. and i think that's the sad loss. he must feel it too. can you imagine if he could only go back and say oh, my god, go
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away monica lewinsky. >> let's turn to president obama. what's your assessment of the first four years and in the context of what presidents do when they come to the white house. >> talking to me? >> yes. >> i will answer then. i think the interesting thing is that he seems to have taken strands from different presidents as does -- he does read history and loves history. i think for a time after the recession started, he had some of that fdr in him when he called the fat cat bankers and talked about reckless practices on wall street. it didn't fit his temperament the way it did fdr who was good at that aggressive kind of fighting. recently, i think he's taken a stand from theodore roosevelt from the speech in kansas which set the tone for his campaign and really for his presidency. talking about fundamental fairness. a square deal. not necessarily class warfare against the rich as theodore
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roosevelt said he wasn't fighting but making sure everyone has a fair shot. he also seems to have a little harry truman in him by challenging congress to do all these things and he can say in the midst of the campaign, we're a do nothing congress like harry truman said. i think presidents pick up from the past and he has done that >> harry truman, the famous remark he made about if the frying pan are hell, what was that? >> i do. but the key to stick on what pour is said. remember when obama came in, in time magazine it was going to be a new, new you deal. he was going to be the new fdr and progressive era. he suddenly realized we're in the anyone of reagan. meaning there's a skepticism about the federal government doing great things. he got healthcare through, bailed out gm. he got two women appointed to the supreme court. but he can never become a great legislative president like an fdr or lyndon johnson. with the debt ceiling crisis last summer made him realize
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that he was going to have to be as doris said a president using executive orders to get things done. he couldn't be painted had a reelection cycle as a lame duck president. >> what is the defining issue of the campaign? a referendum on him or a referendum on congress he would like to see it? >> referendum on congress. it's pathetic anemic what the public thinks of congress right now. in that 99 to 1. i think warren buffett earned his place in the history books as being the trump card that the president is playing over and over again that rich people shouldn't pay less taxes than a work person. >> doris, how do we define greatness in a president if there has not been a great war as it was with lincoln and fdr? >> i mean, it's certainly much harder. what war or crisis allows a president to summon the nation together to a common purpose. even lincoln as a young man worried that his generation, he said this in the 1840s didn't
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have great challenges like the founding fathers. what are we going to do, modest a.m. bigs, they've done it all, created this democratic experiment and of course he got his war. it doesn't necessarily mean you'll be a great president if you have a great president. buchanan failed with it. hoover failed with the depression. it does make things easier. going back to tr he was an in an era of prosperity. but he moved them to deal with private enterprise beginning with the regulatory understanding that government had to have a role. he's up there. lbj, despite failing in the war was great with congress. you look at it now in history, you look back on the time because of the dysfunction of congress, it seems even greater that he got those great civil rights bills through and -- education. >> doris, thank you so much. doug, thank you very much. much to talk about as we take a look back on president's day. astronaut john glenn had everything a hero should have. we'll talk with him on today's
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b-s five... i'm grace lee. good morning. 7:56. i'm grace lee. with your cbs 5 headlines. san jose firefighters are still on the scene of a parlor fire that began before 5:00 this morning on blossom hill road east of almedon expressway. no one was injured in the fire. we still don't know what exactly caused it. but the eastbound lapes of blossom hill remain closed at the fire scene. take note if you're in the area. fremont police are turning to the public to find the thieve who are steeling copper. the thefts tend to be two-day operations. on the first day, the thieves cut off the power to light poles and the second day they return to steal the copper wiring. the thefts have cost the city $800,000 just this fiscal year. and get an update of traffic and weather on this president's day, coming up. ,,,,,,
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good morning, well, it is pretty quiet. on bay area freeways right now. it is a holiday of course. we want to let you know once again, if you haven't heard the bay bridge opened ahead of schedule. and fortunately there is no delay at all behind the bay gates. it is hard to see. they turned the camera around a bit. but will is no backup and no metering lights. everything is good to go across the upper deck. san mateo bridge is problem free. a 14, 15 minute drive time out of hayward out of foster city. looks great for silicon valley commuters for westbound 237. a little drizzly overnight. let's check on the forecast with lawrence. >> showers overnight. those are settling down now. a lot of clouds outside headed out the door and we're getting reports of patchy fog. watch out for that early this morning. by the afternoon, things settling down nicely. high def doppler shows things settling down. a few light sprinkles in the north bay. by the afternoon, 50s and low 60s. cool near the coastline. low 60s in the valleys. much warmer weather on the way. ,,
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♪ there are two constants i know about whitney houston. one is there was a grace that carried. the same grace led her all the way to the top of the charts, sold all of these albums, and just done some amazing things. she's sang for presidents. there was a grace that carried her. so what i know about her is that she loved the lord. if that was the grace that carried her all the way through, it was the same grace that carried her home. so say whatever you want. god was for her, and she is resting, singing with the angels. god bless you, family. god bless you, whiltt thi. we love you so much. >> that is tyler perry paying tribute to whitney houston at
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her funeral on saturday. welcome back to "cbs this morning." >> tyler perry has had enormous success with television and film projects. >> this actor, writer, director, and producer is the highest earning man in all of entertainment. his new movie "good deeds" opens this friday. right now, tyler perry with us. whether w what a weekend. welcome. >> thank you. >> the funeral, i thought, was so touching, so loving, so kind. clive, of course, was outstanding. you were the first speaker. you were the first speaker. you got up there. i was wondering what you were thinking. >> i was thinking, i'm the first speaker. no, as i was going up, because the family asked me to do it. our entire relationship has been private. nobody even knew that i knew her. >> i didn't know you fknew her. >> they asked, so i did. i would have much rather not
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been there or had to be at a funeral for her. since they asked, i did. >> i'm getting so many e-mails from people saying who knew tyler perry could preach, who knew tyler perry could do that. i have to say, you provided some of the most moving moments of the day. >> well, thank you. >> when i was watching, the hardest thing was at the end when they brought the casket out. i'm thinking, you look at cissy houston and bobbi kristina. i realized, this is a mother who has lost a daughter and a daughter who has lost a mother. at the end of the day, that was all that mattered in that moment. >> it was unbelievable. that whole moment summed it up for me. no matter how much we loved her, the truth of the mather is she was her daughter and her mother. that was the most difficult part. >> and the last voice we heard that day was whitney houston singing "i will always love you." as it turns out, you were scheduled to come here weeks ago.
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>> yes, because as you know, i have not said anything about this publicly. our relationship was private. i chose to have it remain that way. i was scheduled week ago to talk about "good deeds." >> the timing -- >> it's been a week. >> it has been a week. this is the thing that tyler does, charlie. he helps so many people and keeps it so private. that's the way you run your life. >> i think that's the way it should be. nobody needs to know what you're doing when you're helping somebody. i'm that kind of person. i'm that kind of friend. you know that. we're friends. >> yes, we are friends. but let me talk about "good deeds." >> yes, talk about "good deeds" as a friend. >> i call him up and say, i have some concerns about the movie. i'm wondering if it will be blah, blah, blah. why did you do blah, blah, blah? this time i called and said, wow. it's the first time we're seeing gl you in a romantic drama.
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>> i got a text from you. there's no way she's saying she loved it. there's alway concerns. >> we've seen you in a costume as a man, as a woman. this time i thought we really saw you. very exposed. was that difficult for you? >> it was very difficult. it's easier for me to hide behind a costume. it's easier to make people laugh. to be out with a character like wesley, who is so close to my own life, that was difficult because i feel like people are looking at me. but you know, the film -- this guy, his entire life has been planned out for him, which is not me. he is born under privileged, which is not me. he meets this woman, and she changes his life. >> do you mind if we show a clip? >> please. i don't know which clip. >> charlie, do you mind? >> no, no. i'm having fun listening to the two of you. >> could we see the clip, please? >> it's by the corporate apartments. we have a few of them.
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nobody's here most of the year. you can live here as long as you need to. >> i can't. >> i know that you're proud. i know that you're used to doing everything on your own. sometimes even the best of us, we all need a little help. >> what is it about you? >> that's such a good question. >> what is it about me? >> yes. >> you understand something. you understand the kind of stories they want to hear. >> yeah. >> what is it? >> i celebrate simplicity. i celebrate where we come from. there's such a simple -- we're all in need of something so simple. that is we're all learning -- all want to know how to forgive. we want to know how to love, how to laugh. that simplicity, i think s what has resonated with so many people. >> why do you think you got it? >> because that's what i come from, you know. i'm not a person who left -- i
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grew up in new orleans. very simple life, very simple people around me who were ama amazingly loving. i always held on it. i'm just sharing what i know. >> gayle has mentioned all the good things you do. there are lots of them, including victims of sexual abuse, where you took an interest in that. you have done things for people who have been victims of other kinds of things. back to who you are and what you do. where do you want to take it? you have done so well so far in everything you've touched. >> my entire purpose, really, is just to spread as much positivity and inspiration as i can. that's my entire purpose. nothing else matters to me. you know, it's very -- there's so many people whose job it is to bring negativity to the world. i just want to be the opposite of that. i want to be an opposing force to that. that's all i want to do. >> there's a kor rchorus in the. she knows it. >> she clearly knows me. >> and he does it in a variety of ways. i do know you tyler, but this is
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what was interesting to me. i've never seen you cry on screen. i've never seen you been an action person, beating someone up on screen. i've never seen a sex screen. >> that's not positive. >> it made me a little uncomfortable. it's like watching a family member, charlie. i don't want to see that. were those your real moves? >> oh, my. did you really just ask me that on live television, gayle? >> were those real moves or were you acting? >> i want to repeat her question. >> no, charlie, no. >> okay, tyler. here's a fair question. >> thank you so much. >> what's wrong with the other question? >> i think gayle should move on. >> i gave him the opportunity to answer. he's not going to answer it. okay. we'll move on. >> tell me about moves. >> dance moves, yes. those are my real dance moves. >> you've gotten a lot of, how shall we say, surprise that you cast kim kardashian in an upcoming upcome upcoming movie. i know her to be a sweet, sweet girl.
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what is it you saw in her? when you cast her, you got a lot of flak. >> i definitely got a lot of flak. the truth of it
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he has been called america's last great hero. john glenn made history 50 years ago today. he's the first astronaut to orbit the earth. we'll hear what he remembers about that day. you're watching "cbs this morning." we'll be right back. lisa's new normal hi jamie. here's my activia video. love this stuff. i'm starting to feel a change no longer feeling slow. i can't believe i thought irregularity was my normal. now i don't miss a beat.
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♪ >> good morning, cincinnati. nice sunshine for you there on your presidents' day. gina king made it big in movies, now she's making it big in the tv world. >> is it big that people are off work today? >> not in this business. >> no complaints. and she's getting rave reviews. gina king is here. we'll talk to her in a couple minutes. >> it's time for this morning's "healthwatch."
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this morning we remember a turning point in history that happened 50 years ago today. astronaut john glenn evened out the space race becoming the first american to orbit the earth. >> he, of course, went on to become a u.s. senator and candidate for president. senior white house correspondent bill plante sat down with the u.s. marine from ohio who made that monumental journey. on february 20, 1962, john glenn made history. strapped to the top of a converted nuclear missile, he became the first american to orbit the earth.
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you remember that moment 50 years ago? >> i remember it very well. >> what did it feel like in. >> well, it was a surprise because it was so gentle. >> really? >> you don't get to the high acceleration until you're going into orbit. >> in the early 1960s cold war era, the space race was the yardstick by which the u.s. and the soviets defined scientific superiority and bragging rights to the rest of the world. in 1957, the soviets caught the u.s. by surprise launching sputnik and later sent two cosmonauts into orbit making them the clear frontrunners in the race to outer space. >> of course, the soviets put two people into orbit before you went. >> that only added to the sort of i guess, the depressed psyche of the united states at that time. >> but the newly created space agency, nasa, had a plan. it had rigorously selected glenn and six other test pilots who became known to the nation as
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the mercury 7 who launched the u.s. on president kennedy's pledge to put a man on the moon within the decade. >> friendship 7, the shoot looks very good over. >> glenn returned to earth as a hero. tom wolf described in his novel, the right stuff. >> it brought people to tears. nobody else that i can think of in the 20th century did that. he was the. >> here's some foot anl of the tickertape parade what was that like. >> nothing like a tickertape parade in new york city. it was an outpouring of emotion that day. >> it wasn't his last hero's welcome. in 1998 glenn made history again when he returned to space aboard shuttle discovery. becoming the oldest astronaut ever at age 77. >> this weekend 50 years after his first historic flight, glenn, along with his fellow
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mercury 7 astronaut scott carpenter, returned to cape canaveral where it all began. >> what you did made you a hero and people need heroes, i think. don't you? >> i think people need heroes. i don't know whether i r one or not as they say. if we can encourage some of the young people of today in this interesting country and in education and technical matters also, it's well worth the effort. >> joining us now right here on our set is bill plante. >> good morning. >> good to have you here. >> you know, john glenn is just still passionate. he's 90 years old and he's still looking very much forward about the u.s. space program. >> you said he's very sharp mentally? >> absolutely. >> reading a lot of books. very curious about the world around him. >> he wishes that the u.s. had space transportation to kin exploring. the fact that we have to depend on the russians to get to the international space station bothers him a lot. >> he looks and sounds so good.
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why is it so important, the space program? >> scientific exploration and the future of science and what we can learn depends on the fact that we continue to do these things. we continue to invest -- you remember how many things that the original space program led to. right down to household product. all that research paid off. he wants to see that continue. >> what's amazed me as well about him is his sense that he said maybe i'm a hero. i remember john glenn when he was coming through that -- >> me too. >> there was no one who was a greater american hero sneemt he's so modest about it and so accessible to the students at ohio state where he has a political institute based on his -- >> and a remarkable man at 90. >> nice to see you here in the studio, bill. regina king grew up in front of us. now she's receiving critical acclaim for the
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good monday morning. 8:25. i'm grace lee. one person who has died and two others in the hospital. after an suv crashed this morning, on the east side of san jose. and it happened on a ramp that connects highway 101 with the capital expressway. and investigators believe that the driver may have taken the curve too fast. there were eight people inside that one car. and one person was wounded in an officer-involved shooting late last night in east oakland. officers say they were making a traffic stop on a car that they believe was involved in some sort of robbery. now, the passenger tried to run away. and an officer chased him down and discovered that the suspect who was running had a gun. and that's when the officer opened fire injuring him. the gay bay bridge is open in both directions. westbound lanes reopened last night after work that was expected to take until tomorrow morning, it was actually finished early. they say good weather helped
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them out. drivers heading out of oakland are urged to be careful with the road configuration, after the toll plaza, it is a little bit different. so just be cautious when you head out there. a check of the traffic and weather coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. good monday morning. it is holiday light across the bay area. here is a live look, up and down the nimitz. usually on a regular commute day we would see a lot of slow traffic. a lot of brake lights in the northbound lanes past the coliseum but just nothing like that out there today. everything is nice and quiet.
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and including across the san mateo bridge. the right side of your screen is westbound 92. eastbound 92 looks great coming off the highrise. the other big traffic story is the bay bridge, opening way ahead of schedule. no metering lights. no delays heading to the bay bridge. good news if you're out and have the day out and just out -- day off and just out traveling around. here is the forecast with lawrence. >> raindrops overnight. scattered showers still outside. let's get you out the door. a cool president's day. plenty of clouds. as we head to the afternoon, the showers should come to an end. but we're still seeing light scattered showers across the bay area. parts of the east bay and richmond and the oakland hills, as we head to the afternoon, the skies are parting and temperatures cool near the coastline. 50s and low 60s inland. the next couple of day, a major warmup on the horizon. bay area !
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there are only two more jeremy lin puns left. peking dunk. and moo goo guy slam. those are the only ones left. that is it. >> bill maher over the weekend. this is "cbs this morning." >> chess is a game of the mind and a young man from norway can
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outthink just about anyone he play. >> he certainly can. "60 minutes" correspondent bob simon sat down with him. we have part of the interview you didn't see courtesy of "60 minutes" overtime. >> magnus carlsen is the top chess player in the world, he's 21 years old. super human is about as good a word i can find. i can imagine what it's like to be a good tennis player or a -- what he does is unfathomable. >> most of the time i know what to do. i don't have to figure it out. i don't have to sit there and calculate for 45 minutes, an hour to know what the right move. i just -- usually i can just feel it immediately. >> if you know immediately, why do you sit there for a half hour? we've been watching you for a week and you're sitting there until we're watching the paint dry. >> well, because i have to verify my opinion, see that i
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haven't missed anything. but lots of the time it's fairly useless, because i know what i'm going to do and then i sit there for a long time and i do what i immediately wanted to do. >> he's called the mozart of chess. and i can see it. you couldn't understand how mozart did what he did. it came from another world. and magnus carlsen is doing things that no human being i've met before can do. at one point he played ten chess players at the same time looking the other way. so he couldn't see the boards. i mean, think about it. ten chess boards that he has in his mind every second. doesn't lose track of what's happening on the boards and what he needs to do next.
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can you explain what was going on in your head? >> really rs i was just focusing on trying to remember the positions and from time to time i had to think of one to come up with a good move as well. >> even he admits that it's not easy. >> i would wonder where a certain piece is and so i had to replay the game in my head from the very beginning. >> how long did it take you to do that? >> i don't know. half a minute or something. >> it will be interesting to try like 20 people sometime. >> have you ever done ha? >> no. ten is the most i have done. >> but you'd like to try more? >> it would be fun. >> i really liked him. there is not a false bone in his mind or in his body. totally honest. he wouldn't know how to deceive, which is interesting because chess is all about deception.
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but when he's away from the chessboard, you know that when you ask him a question, he's going to answer honestly. >> what are you doing for the rest of the day? >> i'm preparing for the next game. >> he had a day off. he had been in london before. but he told us he had never seen the sights. we took him on to the giant ferris wheel that overlooks london and you can see the houses of parliament, big ben. we were up in the london eye for, i guess, 45 minutes or so. he didn't look out the window. just he wasn't interested. >> do you ever stop thinking about chess? >> sometimes. but right now, i was actually thinking about chess. >> you were thinking about specific moves or -- >> yeah. i was thinking about something specific in my profession for my game tomorrow. >> magnus told us that he can remember 10,000 games that had been played in the past.
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he's got them in his mind. so we set up a board. >> go ahead. >> this is carlsen kasparov, 2004. and you were how old in. >> i was 13 years old. >> it's hard to surprise this guy. i was trying to surprise him from the day we met. >> why were you trying to surprise him? >> just for the hell of it. >> he didn't -- >> we loved it. the three of us looked at it and said wow. >> he's on the road 200 days a year and the thing that keeps him sane is his dad. his dad travels everywhere with him. i was blown away. how is he in checkers, guys? can he play -- >> how about scrabble. gayle king is a scrabble -- >> you can find out much more by going to "60 minutes" overtime. go to cbs news.com. you may remember regina king
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on 2-2-72-2-7. remember that. she was little brenda. she's back on tv and she likes it. regina king is here to talk about southland when cbs morning continues. first, let's take another look at your local weather. ,,,,,,,,,
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eyesight, you little tool. now, drop that and get over here. now! you drop the gun. re gin king fighting crime in l.a. as detective lydia adams in tnt's southland. she went from a child sitcom star to a movie star like jerry mcguire and ray. >> she's back on tv. she won the naacp award for drama series. she joins us on the set. regina king. >> hello, good morning. >> this is fun about lydia.
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congratulations on your award. you looked lovely on the other night. i was watching on tv. this is what's so great about lydia adams. she's tough and a bad -- she has a vulnerable and emotional side that i think is really nice when you let us see that. >> i think so too. you're going to see a lot more of it this season. she's just found out she's pregnant and she's dealing with the what being an officer in los angeles means when you're pregnant and what type of officer you're going to be. and in this particular episode being she finds herself unexpectedly having to go back into patrol. >> obviously different wrench. >> yes. >> as part of what you do to study up on your character and as you prepare for this role, i know you've done ride-alongs with the lapd. when this is written into the script, do they have any advice for you on how real cops would handle that? >> the thing that's really great
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is most of the cops you see on our set are actual officers. they're on -- they're either retired or they're off duty for the day. so it gives the show a presence that i think you're not even realizing why it feels so real. but because we have all of them around us, it gives us the opportunity to -- what would i do now? we immediately have someone to talk to, to kind of guide us to being as authentic as possible. >> you talked about your character being pregnant. i also know that you're a mother in real life. >> yes, i am. >> your son is now? >> 16. >> i remember when you were pregnant. that is shocking to me. >> gayle, oh, my gosh. he's taller than me now and playing football. i was just saying out there, when i go back home, we have to go shopping because he does not fit anything. he's like going through his clothes. mom, i don't fit into these
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anymore. >> that's good. >> i like that you said way too fast. >> it happens to all of us when we become mothers. you realize you have a greater respect for your own mother once you're a mother yourself. >> oh, my gosh. >> didn't you find that? >> every day i think about that. >> how did you do that? that happened to you too? >> totally. when people say, you know, what type of mother are you? i say if i can be half the mother that my mother is or was, then i'm doing okay. you don't think about it when you're a kid and you're bumping heads with your mom. but now you know all the times you've made her heart go like this. you say what's the big deal? >> all you can do is go, sorry. mom. your career is going great, your personal life or i believe your personal life is going great. >> yeah. >> i was at an industry something a couple years ago and i saw you. and en i saw malcolm jamaal warner. i thought, are they dating? the answer is yes, they are. you want to keep it on the down low.
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>> i mean, definitely. we've been together four years now. it's definitely, i think it's important to protect as much of your personal life, as you can. >> it's hard now regina because when you're out everybody has a cell phone. everybody is recording everything you do. >> yeah. >> how do you deal with that moving around l.a. in particular? >> you know, i guess i've been pretty lucky. i live in an area that's not a high-profile area. you know, there are certain areas that you can -- >> you can be your self- >> you can be yourself. you can go to the grocery store without makeup. you can have flipflops on. those kind of things. >> it does get harder to do those things after jerry mcguire. for a lot of people, they were like whoa. >> yeah. i guess the recognition changes the more that i do. but still, i feel like i'm a
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pretty simple person. so you kind of attract what you are. that's what i believe. >> don't you feel good about southland. because i remember when i was watching on nbc and it was canceled, i was like oh, in. then it comes back and some people would say, stronger than ever. did you feel that? >> i do. >> when you get the news that they were taking it off, never a good thing. >> never a good thing to hear. i never felt like it wasn't going to come back. i really in my gut -- if you ever have the opportunity to just come to the set when you're in l.a., you've got to. because just the crew, everyone, they're putting so much time and energy into something that they believe in. and when that happens, you kind of feel like, the universe is going to pay that forward. >> the positive energy. it repays you. >> that's what we feel here too, erica on "cbs this morning." >> let's plan our trip to l.a. >> a long way from brenda 2-2-7. >> a long way from brenda. >> i ran into a guy who said
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brenda done growed up. >> yes, she did. pretty hot. >> southland is tomorrow night at 10 eastern on tnt. who is in -- a few member of our staff. we'll take a look at why this great british show won over so many americans and why if you're not watching, you may want to think about it. you are watching "cbs this mornin,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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do you think rob certificate throwing in the towel prematurity? what am i sitting on? >> swivel chair. >> another modern brainwave. >> not very modern. they were invented by thomas edison. >> why does every day involve a fight. >> i'm a good sailor. >> it is as british as eating crumpets. but she's found a home in the
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colonies. millions of americans tuned in for last night's season ending episode. >> charlie d'agata looks at the high class soap opera from the uk that has taken the u.s. by storm. >> it's a british costume drama that's big on costumes and heavy on the drama. >> guilty. >> this is terribly, terribly wrong. >> now it's become a runaway success in america. it scooped six emmys. >> cleaned up at the golden globes and on super bowl sunday it was second in viewers only to the game itself. the cultural phenomenon has cornered the market in british snobbery catapulted it to cool. >> people are obsessed with the characters, people are in love with some of them. it's taken on a life of its own. >> down continue it's an addictive tale of british aristocrats and their servants that starts with the sinking of
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the titanic. >> what a tragedy. >> and winds through the savagery of world war i. but the star of the show where all this plays out is the abbey itself. in real life, it's highclere castle, an imposing victorian mansion surrounded by green hills in the english countryside. it's also home to the 8th earl and countess. >> thank you so much. >> you're very welcome. >> it's an exquisite amazing home. >> it is amazing. >> enormous would be another word for it. >> how many bedrooms? >> between 50 and 80? >> i'm sorry? >> between 50 and 80 bedrooms? 5-0 and 8-8-0? >> yes. >> every morning when the earl of grantham ascends these steps, you never know what the day is going to bring. what the story delivers is no
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matter what crisis or drama unfolds, there's a sense of place. you always know where you stand. why the obsession with the splendor of british aristocracy at a time of deep economic uncertainty in the united states is anybody's guess. perhaps there's something oddly comforting in it. maybe it's the cut glass, cutdowns. >> new fortune. he's likely not to be playing violin in lester square. >> in dallas or dynasty, chattering classes. >> have you been surprised by the popularity? >> absolutely. you couldn't predict it. if anybody could predict it, they would be making the series more series like it. it has been amazing. >> it's a formula that works. >> lady mary crawley, will you do me the honor o of becoming my wife? >> yes. >> if there's one thing history has shown, it's that we all love
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a good love story. one where in the end the boy gets the girl. and the house. for "cbs this morning," i'm charlie d'agata at highclere castle new bury, england. we didn't have to go far to find two big fans of that show. legal analyst, jack ford and correspondent mo rocca. good morning. >> did you like for the same reason? >> well, it's a great drama. it's a great melodrama. i think that part of the attraction is that people have a romantic longing for a time when there were more rules, rituals and a sense of duty. i think in a culture where anything goes, pop culture and real life, i think it's something exotic about this. >> as we were talking before, it's not quite jersey shore. but you know ha it is, it's smart, and clever and witty and it has just the hint of trashiness that gets people --
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>> like dallas. >> it's carving out its own niche. if you were making a hollywood pitch, this is something meets something elsement i'm not sure what the something else would be here. you could use dallas, you could use -- >> what's amazing is that this is the kind of thing you expect women to like and plenty of women do like it. but it's got a huge following among men, even younger men. 25 to 35. >> is that the could knifing of it all in. >> there's so much behind the doors. you have the history, the world war i, the titanic opens up with the titanic going down. world war i, seeing the shooting scenes where i think a lot of the men would say, that would be cool. i'd like to do this. i've stayed with my wife and our family in some of these manor houses in england. they're great. you come downstairs, you ride in the morning. this is so foreign to my
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lifestyle. you would ride in the morning, have tea in the afternoon, you dress for dinner. as soon as i get there, i say lovely to see you. >> that's the point that charlie made. is that the house is the star. >> sure. >> it's larger than any of individual character. it's the idea that this sense of duty that men -- that i think attracts a lot of men and a lot of characters are struggling between what they should do and what they want to do. >> do you like -- >> this is the thing, charlie. i just heard about it. i have to say i'm embarrassed to say, two weeks ago. i've ordered the first two seasons because i want to know what all the fuss about. help me understand why, when i look at the clips, it seems dry and a tad boring. >> it's hard -- >> prepare for it. >> it's hard to capture it. we have a fascination air stock rah si. >> if science is good for anything, it will keep maggie snit alive for 200 years.
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good monday morning. 8:55. i'm grace lee with your cbs 5 headlines. a fire in san jose caused heavy damage to a tattoo par lo this morning around 5:00 a.m. on blossom hill road in a commercial building. firefighters found the flames coming out of windows on the second floor. but it only took them about a half an hour to put the fire out. no one was hurt. a 19-year-old man is hospitalized after a shooting east of downtown san jose. police say that the victim suffered potentially life- threatening injuries from shots fired near east santa clara and 24th street. so far, no arrests, and there is no word on a possible motive in that case. one suspect has been shot and wounded by police in oakland. now this all happened late last night, as officers were chasing after robbery suspects. the wounded suspect is now in the hospital in stable condition. police are still looking for a second person who they say was driving a get-away car in this
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case. and let's check in with lawrence now. it looks like the week is warming up. looks pretty nice, lawrence. >> very nice. we got to get through today, though. we have a lot of clouds outside. rainfall overnight. scattered showers around the bay area. so if you're traveling around this morning, you might want to take the umbrella with you. plenty of clouds, and we're hoping to have them part throughout the day. the cold front is sliding on through, bringing most of the rainfall overnight. things tapering off as we head throughout the morning hours. and then looking pretty good toward the afternoon. partial clearing. temperatures in the 50s and also low 60s by the latter part of the day. and then the major heat-up is coming, as temperatures soar into the 70s as early as tomorrow. mid-70s into wednesday and thursday. then cooling things down next saturday and sunday. we are going to check out the time saver traffic coming up next. ,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. we are doing great, on bay area roadways. it is of course a holiday and so everything is pretty quiet. a live look across the golden gate bridge. new issues from marin, and everything is pretty much in the green. same thing in the east bay. a live look at the nimitz, 880 through oakland. this is northbound traffic. which usually at this time of the morning is pretty backed up and it is not the case now. past the airport, past downtown oakland, san mateo bridge, looking great. westbound 92. by the way the bay bridge is reopened way ahead of schedule. around 7:15 last night. they never turned on the metering lights. no delays in san francisco. enjoy your holiday. ,,,,,,,,
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